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COURSE NUMBER: RDTC200
COURSE TITLE:Atypical Radiologic Procedures
DIVISION:Sciences
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:45
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Discussion, demonstration and practice of radiologic procedures of the geriatric, pediatric, trauma, surgical and bed-bound patients. Includes techniques for: patient assessment, positioning principles, identifying corresponding radiographic anatomy, operating standard R/F equipment in a non-routine manner and operating mobile R/F equipment.

PREREQUISITES:
Successful Completion of RDTC106 and RDTC110.

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify external landmarks and correlate to underlying anatomy of interest
  • Accurately position the part and patient to demonstrate the anatomy of interest
  • Accurately calculate the kVp and mAs for a given procedure
  • Identify the pertinent radiographic anatomy and basic pathology on images
  • Properly use ancillary positioning devices such as markers, calipers, sponges, etc.
  • Practice proper radiation safety and follow the ALARA principle
  • Establish rapport with patients and acquire medical history pertinent to the procedure
  • Appropriately assess patient condition to determine procedural protocol revisions
  • Adjust procedural protocols to accommodate pediatric or geriatric patients
  • Properly manipulate mobile R/F equipment
  • Properly manipulate standard R/F equipment for non-routine procedures

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  • Introduction
  • Positioning principles and equipment
  • Mobile systems
  • Types of cassettes
  • Technical factors
  • Positioning Aids: sponges, tape, and cassette holders
  • Positioning in the trauma, portable, or surgery settings of the following:
    • Chest: AP, Supine, Semi-erect, Erect
    • Abdomen: AP Supine, Abdomen Series including decubitus positions, dorsal decubitus
    • Upper extremities: AP, PA, and Laterals
    • Lower extremities: AP, PA, and Laterals
    • Pelvis
    • Spine: Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar
    • Skull and Facial bones
    • Pediatric Positioning
    • Geriatric Positioning

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:

Textbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy. Ken Bontrager, Elsevier, 9th Edition.

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:

Objective tests, short answer quizzes, comprehensive final exam.

A- 93%-100%
B- 84%-92%
C- 75%-83%
D- 66%-74%
F- 65% and below

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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2019

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